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6:20 PM ET, November 24, 2010

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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A/B testing for headlines: Now available for WordPress  —  Audience data is the new currency in journalism.  I don't just mean the traditional Costco buy-in-bulk kind — “our readers are 52 percent male, 46 percent over $75,000 household income, 14 percent under age 35,” and so on.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com:
HarperCollins Resolves Lawsuit with Gawker  —  In a statement, HarperCollins revealed they have resolved their lawsuit against Gawker over a post containing photographed excerpts from Sarah Palin's memoir, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Bad Robot?  Android Is Limiting Publishers' Payment Prospects  —  Publishers are increasingly confident about the prospects for tablet editions in the post-print area.  But, when it comes to actually monetising the opportunity, Android's limitations mean iTunes Store remains the only real game in town for the forseeable future.
New York Post:
AM New York exec Spears arrested for assault  —  Tweet  —  A top publishing executive at AM New York, part of the Cablevision-owned Newsday Media Group, was arrested at the freebie newspaper's Manhattan offices on Thursday for a domestic violence assault and attempted strangulation of his girlfriend.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Gawker
Rend Smith / Washington City Paper:
What's Tweeting Courtland Milloy?  —  The Washington Post columnist tweaks D.C.'s newcomers as “myopic little twits,” but is he the crotchety grandpa the city needs?  —  FULL ARTICLE  —  With slicked back hair and a dapper sport coat, Courtland Milloy could be confused for a preacher.
Discussion: Romenesko
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Why check in to TV shows?  Miso's new answer: For the deals  —  Whenever I talk about apps that allow users to share what they're watching with friends by “checking in” to a TV show, the first question anyone asks me is, 'Why the heck would I want to do that?
Discussion: The Next Web
Wall Street Journal:
Shunned Profiling Technology on the Verge of Comeback  —  One of the most potentially intrusive technologies for profiling and targeting Internet users with ads is on the verge of a comeback, two years after an outcry by privacy advocates in the U.S. and Britain appeared to kill it.
David Higgerson:
“Actionable news”: A dull phrase, but one which should shape what we do  —  If you were presented with the following three news stories: The promotion of Newcastle United to the Premier League, the death of Raoul Moat after a week on the run, or a story which revealed which restaurants …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV  —  Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
‘Tonight Show’ Says It Will Credit Bloggers for Taylor Swift Montage  —  When Rich Juzwiak saw a series of video clips that Jay Leno played for Taylor Swift on Monday's broadcast of “The Tonight Show,” showing the country star reacting with similar expressions of surprise to a series of awards-show victories …
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals:
How are publishers budgeting for mobile?  —  Mobile publishing is getting plenty of attention, but is the money following?  Much like the transition to web publishing, media companies must answer one big question as they forge ahead into the mobile space: How do we pay for it?
Discussion: Bloomberg
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Delays dog Google's digital music service  —  Tweet  —  Google is having trouble getting its ambitious digital music service off the ground in time for the crucial holiday shopping season.  —  The major music labels are reluctant to wade into untested waters surrounding a “digital locker” …
Discussion: Adrants and 10connects.com …
 
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Mike Henry / AdAge:
Why MTV Must Acquire Vevo Before It's Too Late
The Independent:
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Discussion: Guardian
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Fox to Use Hulu Inventory for Advertiser ‘Make-Goods’
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
The Media's Pat-Down Frenzy
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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